Environment: Preview Testnet

Usage: Testing release candidates and mainnet releases. Leads mainnet hard forks by at least 4 weeks.

Ideally stays long running. Only if an issue is found after it forks that's breaking should it be respun.

Epoch length of 1 day. Development flags allowed in configuration files.

Upgrade Strategy:

  • Release Candidates - 1/3 of nodes
  • Official Releases - 2/3 of nodes
  • Hard forks - all nodes
  • Community requested to only deploy release candidates and official releases

Changes Requested by: Release Squad Lead

Approvals Required: SRE Tribe Lead, Cardano Head of Engineering, Cardano Head of Architecture

Responsible: IOG SRE

Accountable: Head of SRE/Release Squad Lead

Consulted: SPOs

Informed: Cardano Core Tribe, COO, Director of Engineering

Configuration files

Compatible with cardano-node release 9.0.0

The non-block-producer node config has `PeerSharing` enabled by
default, so should not be used with block-producers.

Additionally, avoid connecting a block-producer not using p2p to a p2p
PeerSharing enabled relay as the block-producer's IP will be leaked.